The Coca-Cola Company, the world’s largest beverage supplier, said on Friday that land grabs were “unacceptable” and that the company would not source any sugar produced by companies that refuse to comply with human rights standards. The soft drink giant said that third parties would be employed to conduct social, environmental and human rights assessments on sugar sourced from several countries, including Thailand, where one of Coca-Cola’s three main sug*ar suppliers, Mitr Phol, is based. Mitr Phol is linked to several sugar plantations in Cambodia’s Oddar Meanchey province where hundreds of families have been displaced due to economic
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